Federal, state and local governments offer incredible solar energy tax credits and rebates to encourage homeowners to switch to renewable energy to lower their energy usage and switch to solar power. The amount of the solar rebate subsidy varies by program, but some are generous enough to cover up to 30% of your solar power system cost.
The federal government allows you to deduct 30% of your solar power system costs off your federal taxes through an investment tax credit (ITC). If you do not expect to owe taxes this year, you can roll over your federal solar tax credit to the following year.
These incentives dramatically lower the cost of a solar panel system or energy efficiency project. These solar tax credits and rebates often make solar power less expensive than power from the utility company.
However, these programs are designed to reward early adopters of solar power and energy efficiency, so the energy rebate amount per home continues to drop as the allotted funds are consumed. Call SolarCity to secure your rebate at the current level before it drops again. Some locations have additional incentives to make solar even more affordable.
SolarCity is committed to helping you benefit from every federal, state and utility rebate and tax credit available for your energy upgrade projects.
Navigating through government energy rebate programs on your own can be intimidating. SolarCity will identify all the qualifying solar energy tax credit and rebate programs for your system and help you file the required paperwork or file it on your behalf.
After a comprehensive on-site Home Energy Evaluation to diagnose the causes of high utility bills and energy loss, we will help you prioritize what changes will save you the most energy and have the greatest reduction on your utility bills. We will identify relevant solar energy rebates and tax credits based on implemented recommendations, and where applicable, complete the paperwork and submit the application on your behalf.
In California, incentives are available for a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades. To learn more about availability in your area visit Energy Upgrade California. Speak to one of our Energy Advisors to learn more about local, state and federal solar tax credits.